Tag Archives: Friends

FRIENDS AT A DISTANCE

The idea of keeping friends at a distance is unnatural. It feels strange to stand six feet away from a person when having a conversation. Last week I went to a plant nursery to get advice from one of the … Continue reading

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HOPE AND HOME

What does home mean and what gives you hope during this pandemic? Here is what some of you wrote to me: In and effort to fill the days I’ve actually found some positives. The yard never looked this good! And, … Continue reading

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LIVING YOUR BEST LIFE, PART II

From the archive: This week, many readers wrote to me with their own versions of what is Living Your Best Life.  Here is a sampling.  It comes as no surprise that no one’s best life includes owning a private jet … Continue reading

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TIME AND FRIENDS

From the archive: Nobody sees a flower, really; it is so small.We haven’t time, and to see takes time–like to have a friend takes time. —Georgia O’Keeffe In the past two weeks I have spent time with old friends and … Continue reading

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BEST FRIENDS

This past weekend my two sisters, my brother and I enjoyed a “siblings’ reunion”  at my brother’s house in the mountains of California. While the idea of a reunion is laughable because we see each other every week or two, it … Continue reading

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PHOTOS FROM A WEDDING IN MAINE

Last weekend our son Nathaniel (Nate) Popik married Suzanna Elkin at a beach wedding in Stonington, Maine, surrounded by family, friends and the occasional passing lobster boat. As promised, here are some photos from the happy occasion.        

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ONLY A FEW FRIENDS

All anyone needs is three to five close friends. This surprising (to me) information comes via Kate Murphy’s New York Times piece, Do Your Friends Actually Like You? That title caught my attention because it hadn’t occurred to me that … Continue reading

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FRIENDS AND GARDENS

What would life be like without friendships? Friends may be best pals, walking buddies, our biggest supporters and sometimes, trusted confessors. I can’t imagine what I would do without them. Recently it occurred to me that I don’t have as … Continue reading

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